Flocking: Womenspace combines pranking with activism

By on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2:35 pm.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and crisis center Womenspace, Inc. is putting a new spin on their activism this month. Executive director Peggy Whalen is excited about the new project and the opportunities it offers for the cause. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, intimate partner violence is most common among women […]

Meet Bucketfeet: The new shoe company created by a UO alum

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:56 pm.

Seven years ago University of Oregon alum Aaron Firestein was sketching designs on plain white Vans to sell on Facebook. Today, Firestein is releasing a new line of shoes as a representative who was named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, all thanks to his company: BucketFeet. As a college senior, Firestein knew he would do something creative as […]

Columbus Day becomes Indigenous People’s Day throughout country as UO celebrates indigenous solidarity

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6:59 pm.

On Oct. 13, cities across the country opted not to celebrate the federal holiday of Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day or Native Americans’ Day. This year Seattle made the change along with Minneapolis and Portland Public Schools. The change was met with some opposition: according to the Seattle Times, various Italian-Americans who see […]

Incoming group leaders for Vietnamese Student Association, MeCHa and Kultura-Philipinas talk about favorite movies, future plans and more

By on Saturday, Jun. 7 at 3:03 pm.

Leaders have been elected and results are in. Student groups like the Vietnamese Student Association and Kultura Pilipinas welcome new leaders. While MEChA de University of Oregon gears up for elections. These student groups welcome VSA co-directors Ngan Luu and Thuy Ann Nguyen, KP co-director Luis Palomar, and MEChA’s internal director candidate Mayra Gutierrez. VSA […]

Calee’s Journey: A view from the top of a mountain with no clear answers in sight

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 2:20 pm.

This is the final piece in a four-part series exploring University of Oregon junior Calee Williams’ diagnosis of a transverse myelitis. You can begin at part one here. January 2014 – Series of treatments Calee Williams is frustrated. Another inconclusive appointment two days ago has left her noticeably unsettled. “To hear that we still don’t know is the most […]

Calee’s Journey: Photos of a student’s life punctuated by hospital visits and medical mystery

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 2:20 pm.

Ever since last summer, Calee Williams has had no idea what’s happening with her body. The University of Oregon junior has lost her sense of touch. She sleeps 16 hours a day because she gets exhausted otherwise. She’s fighting to stay in school amid a series of doctor’s visits, pressure from family to come home and […]

Calee’s Journey: The fight to stay enrolled as further medical questions arise

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 7:51 pm.

This is the second in a four-part series exploring University of Oregon junior Calee Williams’ diagnosis of a transverse myelitis. Part three will be published online Wednesday. The final part will appear in Emerald Wknd on Thursday. You can read part one here. October 2013 – The ticking time bomb “I’m developing a brain tumor.” The words linger in […]

Freshmen look back on their first year as Ducks

By on Sunday, Jun. 1 at 8:30 pm.

A year ago the current freshmen class of the UO was wrapping up its senior year of high school and gearing up for graduation. Now, as most of campus anxiously awaits summer, the first year of college is already over. Part of the first year experience for many is living in the residence halls and being partnered with roommates. Often, it’s their first […]

Student groups reflect back on their successful year

By on Friday, May. 30 at 11:10 am.

It was an eventful year for various student groups on campus from philanthropic fundraisers, to inspiring conferences, to the ultimate dazzling culture nights, it’s no doubt this was a great year for student groups hosting various events all throughout the year. For many, it was an opportunity to welcome students and for others it was a chance to […]

University of Oregon class of 2014 students are doing big things post graduation

By on Thursday, May. 29 at 1:09 pm.

Sitting in a claustrophobic cubical for eight hours sounds like hell. You don’t need to be a creative wiz to agree. Post grad life tends to lead people down this path: Answering phones, getting an entire office coffee, walking your boss’ dog … you know the drill. Your average nine to five is about as […]

The unexpected leader: Beatriz Gutierrez looks to family, community for guidance

By on Monday, May. 26 at 8:43 pm.

Framed by shoulder length black hair, Beatriz Gutierrez’s large brown eyes are balanced on her heart-shaped face with a wide smile that’s easily provoked by everything from Mexican candy to the TV show Bones. She speaks softly and slowly – her laugh loud and carefree. On a given jaunt through campus, she’ll likely pass three or four people she […]

Graduating seniors balance studies and leadership

By on Friday, May. 23 at 12:52 pm.

The saying goes that college can be the best four years of your life. While making memories with friends and enjoying the life of a college kid — college also makes leaders. Several students at the UO balanced leadership positions during their senior year, while also keeping on track with their academics. Asian Pacific American Student Association director, […]

The Voice UO helps to fundraise project to Spread the Love

By on Wednesday, May. 21 at 1:21 pm.

The opportunity to provide hope for young Chinese children with broken hearts is one of the many missions that the University of Oregon Chinese Philanthropic Leadership Association strives towards. Members of this organization seek different service projects and apply skills from the U.S. to China. One of the ways to obtain funding for projects is through fundraisers. […]

Raza Unida Youth Conference unites high school students and UO Mechistas

By on Friday, May. 16 at 1:45 pm.

Whether it was attending various workshops or hearing key note speakers senior Joel Iboa remembers being among the 400 high school students that attended the Raza Unida Youth Conference hosted by the University of Oregon and MEChA. He remembers being advised by his high school counselor to attend this conference and learn about the various things. Now Iboa is proud […]

New self-harm support group creates rare safe space for healing

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 3:58 pm.

If you dealt with emotional pain by causing yourself physical pain in the form of cutting or burning yourself, you would probably be wary of revealing your secret to a group of strangers. But the leaders of a new support group at the HEDCO Clinic on campus want self-harmers to do just that. Research estimates that […]